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Shinrin-yoku

Shinrin-yoku is a Japanese term that translates as forest bathing. It’s a practice that promotes the calming and restorative benefits of spending time in forests and participating in activities that keep you in touch with nature.  I can confirm that a walk in the woods with Molly Moore, with plenty of gossiping and giggling and occasional stops to get naked is indeed rejuvenating!
Molly wrote a great account of our day out for Wicked Wednesday a couple of weeks back – read it and see more of the photos here. Thanks for a fab afternoon, lovely. xx
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Sinful Sunday

 
 

31 Comments

  1. mmalflic

    Completely stunning.

  2. HappyComeLucky

    Your pictures are getting more and more breathtaking and I didn’t think that was possible as you have blown me away every week from the beginning. Xx

  3. nerdydirtygirl

    So gorgeous!

  4. SassyCat

    Well how cool is that for a photo prop?!? Amazing shot, great angle & lighting, the entire photograph is just so natural looking. Great capture.

  5. understandingflutterby

    I do love the outdoors, although I prefer it if I’m alone to be able to enjoy it completely.
    This image is lovely, I can imagine myself in your place, just being and letting go of cares and worries for a little while
    xx

  6. kinkybikermom

    lovely view

  7. foresterinthewoods

    Of all the time I spend in the forest, this meets my greatest fantasy to see a beautiful woman enjoying the luxury of the woods.

  8. theotherlivvy

    Oh, I love this! The colours and light in the forest are gorgeous, and you look beautiful. Xxx

  9. kittykatsbitsandbobs

    This is a beautiful photo. So peaceful and tranquil. Wish I could tag along on one of your excursions!

  10. lovelustlondon

    I hadn’t heard of shinrin-yoku before, which is a surprise both because I was recently in Japan and because I am a firm believer of the various benefits of spending time in forests. Only one thing could improve such moments and that is being naked, completely back to nature. This is such a beautiful and calming picture, your perfect nudity in perfect surroundings.
    O

    • Exposing40

      I hadn’t heard of it either until I sent this photo to a friend and she told me about it…it seemed a perfect way to frame the photo. Thanks for the lovely comment. X

  11. KaziG

    That is a gorgeous way to commune with Nature!!
    ~Kazi xxx

  12. Molly

    I was such a fun day and I hope we get to do it again at some point. I really love this image, I think I captured the serene peaceful nature of the woodlands with you bathing in it really well
    Mollyxxx

  13. cammiesonthefloor

    Such a beautiful photo, one I would put in a frame and hang in my house

    • Exposing40

      I am considering this! Maybe in my bathroom!

  14. cherrytartblog

    That looks like a really relaxing place to take a bath and I love the idea of having it framed on the bathroom wall 🙂

  15. Simina

    Very pretty. I’m always afraid to be naked outside though for fear of bugs. And sunburn.

  16. curvaceousdee

    A gorgeous photo – and I really appreciated learning more about the practice, too 🙂
    xx Dee

  17. Velvet Rose

    I saw Molly’s post the other day about your exploits in the woods and it sounds as though it was a blast! This image is absolutely gorgeous!
    Velvet x

  18. The photographer

    At one with nature…stunning tones on your skin…”sun kissed” 😉

  19. Miss Scarlet

    What a great experience.

  20. Indy

    Here, Titania, is the full verse of which your image reminds me:
    …I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
    Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
    Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
    With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine:
    There sleeps Titania sometime of the night,
    Lull’d in these flowers with dances and delight
    Titania was a sensual woman, but I don’t think Shakespeare ever dreamed of this in his Midsummer woods 🙂

  21. sub-Bee

    Why can’t I find such amazing props in the woods near me…wonderful image.

  22. Modesty Ablaze (@ablazingmodesty)

    What a wonderful find . . . and a wonderful photo!!!
    Xxx – K

  23. Tabitha Rayne

    So gorgeous. I can almost hear bird noises glancing off branches. Restorative indeed x

  24. F Dot Leonora

    you just look gorgeous and so terribly relaxed and zen!

  25. Chintz Curtain (@ChintzCurtain)

    I WANT THAT BATH! And that forest!
    This picture is tranquil and beautiful and all those good things and I really, really want to climb into the shot right along with you. Beauty. Bliss. Nature. (Funnily enough, M and I once look at a house (which we didn’t end up buying) that had a tub like this in the middle of the garden. The owners had built a fire underneath it to heat the water. All I could think about when we were looking around was how much I wanted to run out and climb in it!)

    • Exposing40

      Oh my gosh. A heated bath in the garden?! FAR cooler than a regular hot tub! Did you see the ones of Molly and I in the tub on her site?

  26. Twigs at 100 Acres

    Sometimes I see a picture and a musical sound track seems right – right now I have the dawn chorus of birds rising even though it’s still dark from my home office window, it fits because I can imagine the sun basking as it is on you and Molly’s friendship and you skin.
    Ps While writing this I now have January Man playing by Rachel Unthank which added a colder tint

  27. Marie Rebelle

    Stunning image! What a luck that you found the bath in the forest! Unexpected things make for such lovely images, like this one 🙂
    Rebel xox

  28. mariasibylla

    Such a gorgeous image! I loved the ones Molly posted as well. It seems like it was a perfect day.

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